The Balvenie Stories Leaked Through TTB Submission
A recent TTB submission has revealed a trio of new releases from The Balvenie Distillery. Dubbed The Balvenie Stories, the series will document the history of the distillery and it’s craftsmen. The back label states:
“The Balvenie Distillery is built on the stories that are told from each generation of craftsmen to the next. They’re our lifeblood. It is how we pass on what we know, how we process experiences, and how we create new ideas. The Balvenie Stories range documents these tales of true character.”
Story No 1: The Sweet Toast of American Oak is “the story of Kelsey McKechnie using Kentucky Virgin Oak barrels to make an even fruiter Balvenie.” Described as “a deliciously sweet, rich and fruity variation of The Balvenie, created by finishing the whisky in twice toasted, Virgin American Oak Barrels”, it’s bottled at 43% ABV.
Story No 2: The Week of Peat is “the story of Ian Millar using smoke from Speyside peat for one week of the year.” Described as “a sweet, smoky and fragrant expression of The Balvenie, crafted by distilling peated malt for one week of the year”, it’s bottled at 48.3% ABV and without chill filtration.
Story No 3: A Day of Dark Barley is “the story of David C Stewart using brittle barley to make a Balvenie heavy with oak and smoke.” Described as “a heavier, darker Balvenie, flavoured with the richness of over-roasted malted barley, oak, honey, vanilla and citrus notes”, it’s bottled at 47.8% ABV and without chill filtration.
Expect an official announcement and more information prior to release.